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Why Lana Wachowski Broke her Silence

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This is such a moving piece about the value of anonymity  and about having role models out there to relate to.

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Kaleidoscope Update, Plus Alisa’s New Baby!

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Kaleidoscope Update, Plus Alisa’s New Baby!

We have begun the long slow process of reward fulfillment. The first thing we’re doing is sending out all the tete-beche e-books. Everyone who pledged $5-$15 gets one of the two, and all backers at $25 and up get both! We’ve started sending out emails and messages to those of you who need to choose, or to those of you whose rewards choices are unclear. If you’re a backer, please check your e-mail and Pozible messages! In at least one case, we’ve had our e-mail bounce, so our attempt to deliver rewards wasn’t...

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Our Pozible Campaign Is Over!

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We have successfully funded, and will now begin sorting out rewards, reading submissions, and doing all the exciting work that goes into making a book! THANK YOU to everyone who supported us by backing the project and/or boosting the signal! We’ll also be updating this blog at least once a week until the book launch, so you CAN expect to see more content here. We’ll have Kaleidoscope updates, book and story recommendations, general thoughts on diversity, and the occasional guest post. For now, THANK YOU, AGAIN! Please enjoy this...

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Alisa and Thoraiya Dyer talk about “The Company Articles of Edward Teach”

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Alisa and Thoraiya Dyer talk about “The Company Articles of Edward Teach”

If you back Kaleidoscope starting at the $5 level you can choose as your reward a tete-beche ebook containing two stories. One of those stories  is “The Company Articles of Edward Teach” by Thoraiya Dyer. Today we have Alisa and Thoraiya to tell us about their experiences working on this story.   Alisa: I asked Thoraiya to write a bit about the background of writing “The Company Articles of Edward Teach” for this blog because the experience of working to produce this book with her was such an enjoyable and...

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Shveta Thakrar talks about Sirens, plus Julia’s cat gets a treat!

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Shveta Thakrar talks about Sirens, plus Julia’s cat gets a treat!

First, super exciting news: we’ve hit our primary funding goal! This means Kaleidoscope will definitely be made! THANK YOU to everyone who has shown us support! At the end of this post, there’s a special video of Julia’s cat celebrating this amazing milestone! We do still have a day left to aim for our stretch goals, too, so if you haven’t backed us yet, now is an EXCELLENT time! We love hearing about other people working together to promote diversity in the SF field, so today we’ve invited Shveta Thakrar to tell...

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Why we want to see good stories with disabled characters

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Why we want to see good stories with disabled characters

Kaleidoscope has just a couple of days left to raise funds, and only a bit over $1500 left to go before we reach out primary funding goal! Since we’re getting close, we’ve just revealed our first stretch goals. If we overfund, we’ll use the money for interior artwork and a pay raise for our authors! See our Pozible page for more information about that. As you probably already know, we’re interested in stories with underrepresented viewpoints. In previous posts, we’ve talked a bit about people of color, QUILTBAG...

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Sofia Samatar tells us about her Kaleidoscope story

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Sofia Samatar tells us about her Kaleidoscope story

Kaleidoscope is just $400 away from opening our public submissions call! In the meantime, we’ve asked Sofia Samatar to tell us about her Kaleidoscope story. _________ Eleven Thoughts on “Walkdog” 1. This is an autobiographical story. It takes place in South Orange, NJ, where I grew up, and I pictured my own house and school as I was writing. I wanted to write about that place, where I was pretty unhappy in middle school and high school. 2. Whenever someone says “pretty unhappy” about their school days, multiply by 1,000. 3. This is a...

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Diversity is The New Normal (Only It Isn’t) by Fabio Fernandes

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Diversity is The New Normal (Only It Isn’t) by Fabio Fernandes

We’ve reached our halfway point! In case you missed it, we also made the announcement that we’re adding Science Fiction stories to the mix! We have just a week left in our Pozible campaign, so please keep those pledges coming! Today we have a guest post by Fabio Fernandez, editor of We See a Different Frontier. Diversity is The New Normal (Only It Isn’t) By Fabio Fernandes When I had the idea for the title of the anthology We See a Different Frontier, I thought of Star Trek, an American TV series, for sure, but that somehow...

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We’ve Reached 50%–YAY!!!

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We’re HALFWAY there! Thank you!!!! Here’s an update video starring Julia’s cat: If you can’t watch a video right now, you might want to know the SUPER EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT anyway, right? Okay, we’ll tell you! Kaleidoscope is open to both Science Fiction and Fantasy! Yep, that’s right! We decided we didn’t want to limit ourselves when we love both. To cement this decision, we’ve got a new story to announce! New York Times bestselling author, Sean Williams has written us an AWESOME science...

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Guadalupe Garcia McCall talks about why she wrote Summer of the Mariposas

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At WorldCon in August, Julia talked to several people about why diversity in YA and SF is important. You can see some of those people in the Why Diversity Matters video on our Pozible page, but we couldn’t fit everyone into that video! Today, we wanted to share Guadalupe Garcia McCall’s words about her own writing. At her reading during WorldCon, Guadalupe talked about how she took the story of the Odyssey, and infused it with legends and monsters and folklore from Mexican culture to make Summer of the Mariposas something fresh...

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